Thread: Seiza by ranks?
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:09 PM   #38
Kevin Kelly
Dojo: Aikido of Reno
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Re: Seiza by ranks?

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Meggy Gurova wrote:
Here in Sweden we sit very close to each other,
So do we. Just about hip to hip.

Quote:
Meggy Gurova wrote:
So once I went to visit a dojo in another country and when we line up (we were 3 that day, me and 2 guys) they were sitting the length off one bokken apart from each other, then I line up to the left off the guy in the middle and very close to him. I assumed the other guy to the right was going to move closer, but he didn't. Then the guy in the middle looked at me and started to feel uncomfortable
So thats the way I understood I has supposed to make a distance. I was so embarrassed!
Our classes are usually pretty big, so we try to squeeze everyone into one line. Even when the classes aren't that full, we tend to sit right next to each other.

Our classes, we have Sensei up front, Black Belts just behind and to the far right of mat in their own line, everyone else behind them.

After we are done practicing whatever it is that Sensei showed us and he claps twice, everyone just moves to the sides of the mat, in no particular order and sit in seiza to watch the next technique.
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